Mesothelioma is an aggressive type of cancer caused by a continued exposure to asbestos. In the majority of the cases, it affects the thin layer of tissue lining the lungs, but it can also affect the tissue that covers the abdomen, heart, or testicles in men. Breathing is the most important thing our body does. Without breathing we simply can't live. We breathe without even thinking, unless we suffer from a lung condition as serious as mesothelioma. Here's a list of some very interesting facts from the Lung Institute that are worth knowing: Read about 4 malignant diseases related to asbestos exposure here. To accommodate the heart, the right lung is larger than the left lung - for us humans, that is. Mesothelioma can take years to develop but if it does, what are some indicators? It's not something most people are aware of but, actually, the lungs are the only organs in the human body that are capable of floating on water. Read about an Australian study suggesting that mesothelioma fluid can enhance the growth of tumors. What do lungs and a tennis court have in common? Their size! It seems pretty impossible, but if the lungs were opened flat they would be so big that they would cover the size of a tennis court! Mesothelioma can take years to develop but if it does, what are some indicators? Find them here. The air we breathe contains 21% oxygen, but our bodies only use 5% — the rest is exhaled. What is mesothelioma? Here's an overview. What is mesothelioma? Here's an overview. Children and women are faster breathers than men because their breathing rate is higher. It's a fact. Mesothelioma can take years to develop but if it does, what are some indicators? What is mesothelioma? Here's an overview. Mesothelioma Research News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.